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A note from Casey Chan

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

As you may have gathered from the recent press release, iGroup has completed the acquisition of WizFolio in January 2015.  The iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. is a leading information provider with a global presence, representing top peer reviewed journal and eBook publishers. It also provides workflow solutions including federated search and information technology solutions for libraries. Thanks to the talented team from iGroup, the transition was seamless.  This event is a major milestone in the development of WizFolio.  With the extended resources and talent from iGroup, WizFolio will have continued support and enhancements.  The talented and experienced team from iGroup will develop WizFolio to the next level using many of new enabling technology available today.  I will continue to be intimately involved in the technical and strategic development of WizFolio in the years to come.


Thank you for your support over the years in making WizFolio what it is today.


Casey Chan MD

WizCite DeskTop for Mac Beta Release

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We finally have the beta version of WizCite for Mac ready.  This is a desktop version that access your bibliographic data from your online WizFolio account.  We have spent a considerable amount of resources and time coming up with this Mac version for Word 2011, OpenOffice Writer (v3.3)  and LibreOffice 3 Writer (v3.5).  The beta version has undergone very extensive in-house and focus group testings and is now ready for your feedback. We used the same citation engine as in the other versions, so the performance and work flow are similar. The latest WizCite Desktop package (beta) can be downloaded here:

WizCite DeskTop for Mac is officially released on April 30, 2012.
Download the latest version version here.

WizFolio releases WizCite 4.0 for Word 2007 & 2010

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

It’s finally here! Alert users of WizFolio would have caught the not-so-little hint that we dropped a few days ago regarding the upgrade of WizFolio’s citation generator, WizCite. Since then, we have been in the final stages of preparation and I am pleased to announce that WizCite 4.0 is now up and running.

Among the many exciting new improvements, there are a few features which I would like to highlight:

  • WizCite 4.0 is now integrated within Microsoft Word 2007/2010 as an add-in custom pane

Data is accessed over the internet through the interface of the add-in instead of relying on Internet Explorer. This enhances the stability of WizCite and promises a simpler and more efficient citation process.

After installation, the WizCite add-in should appear in the home tab of Microsoft Word.

  • Cite in multiple ways

Convenience is a major theme in this upgrade, with users being able to cite in three different ways, most notably by dragging and dropping the relevant citations into the document itself.

  • Dockable WizCite panel

The WizCite panel can be docked at either side of the window, at the bottom, or as a free floating panel (see below for picture). This introduces a layer of flexibility into the product which users will find useful, particularly when inserting, deleting and/or modifying citations.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Users have quick access to their WizFolio accounts by clicking on their names. (Note: WizCite 4.0 is cite-only, which means that should you want to change items and/or perform database searches, you will have to do it through the web browser.)
  2. Users can double click on an item to open its preview panel
  3. Individual panels within the WizCite pane can be resized by dragging their borders

While WizCite 4.0 is currently only developed for Microsoft Word on Windows operating systems, we have plans to develop the corresponding versions for Mac and Linux as well within the next few months. So continue watching this space for more!

2011 Upgrade of WizFolio (Version Avatara)

Friday, January 7th, 2011

About Version Avatara

This new version of WizFolio is designed to improve the impact of your research through social sharing and publicity of your research results. The new functionalities will enable you to increase your footprint on the Internet, thereby increasing the chances of your publications being noticed and cited.

My Profile Page

This publicly accessible page displays your name and research interests together with a list of your publications and your publicly shared collections of references.   Changes made to the “My Publications” folder in your WizFolio  account are immediately reflected on your profile page.

My Publicly Shared Collections

You can now share your list of compiled references with the public on your Profile page.  Other users can subscribe and be notified of new additions to your publicly shared collections and publications. By sharing your list of compiled references and publications, you can enhance your reputation as an expert in your chosen field.

WizFolio Search

There is a new public WizFolio search page.  This fast and convenient search page is optimized for scholarly publications. The search page returns results from WizFolio’s Publicly Shared Collections, Pubmed, Scholars Portal (20+ million journal articles), CiteUlike or Google Scholar. Convenient features include a one-click save to your WizFolio account and a one-click linkage to locate PDFs.

More ways to share

Sharing items using Twitter and Facebook is now fast and easy. You can also email item(s) to colleagues and friends. You don’t even have to login to WizFolio to share.

Bibliography made simple

Exporting a list of references from supported websites is fast and easy. A new bibliographic exporter can generate and export bibliography in RIS, BibTeX format or in any one of the major citation styles. Supported websites include WizFolio Public Pages, major publishers’ webpages and scholarly databases.

List of changes

Major Changes:

  1. Improved bibliographic data abstraction from  PDFs
  2. Sharing by Facebook, Twitter and Email
  3. New home page layout
  4. New profile page
  5. New search page
  6. Post and subscribe to publicly shared items
  7. New citation exporter integrated with WizAdd
  8. Common navigation bar and footer for all pages
  9. Stream-lined registration process

Minor Changes:

  1. More than 1200 citation styles added
  2. Displays popular citation styles and search functionality for citation styles
  3. Improved bibliographic generation when importing from clipboard
  4. Improved bibliographic matching during manual entry
  5. Faster search for ScholarsPortal
  6. Support for BibTeX
  7. More supported websites for WizAdd (e.g. Tissue Engineering, Future Medicine etc.)
  8. Report error button for WizAdd
  9. Improved WizFolio subscription page layout
  10. Updated help page content

Press Release – Breakthrough Cross-Platform Citation Technology

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

(I-Newswire) July 10, 2010 – WizFolio is an online research collaboration tool for knowledge discovery. With WizFolio you can easily collect all types of information such as research papers, patents, documents, books, YouTube videos and web snippets in a citation-ready format.

Wizfolio announced its latest upgrade that uses a patent-pending citation technology for cross-platform compatibility. WizCite can be used to cite collaboratively across different platforms and across different formats including MS Word (Windows), Open Office (Win, Mac, Linux), Google Docs, Zoho Writer and even Google Sites. This format-agnostic citation tool allows free exchange of documents amongst co-authors using different word processors.

With WizFolio’s new WizImporter, users can now seamlessly import their collections from their Mendeley and Zotero accounts. This will provide Mendeley and Zotero users an alternative citation tool for collaborative writing.

Also, WizFolio’s integrated search feature can be used to search Google Books, Scholars Portal and CiteULike. References can then be transferred to a personal collection by a simple drag-and-drop.